From Justin To Kelly
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From the producer and writer of Spice World and the director of She's All That comes this musical comedy inspired by and featuring the stars of Fox's hit reality show American Idol. Starring the winner and runner-up of the show's first season, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, as slightly fictionalized versions of themselves, From Justin to Kelly attempts to recreate the atmosphere of the fun-loving beach musicals of the 1960s. When Kelly (Clarkson) and Justin (Guarini) embark on a vacation in search of some fun in the sun with their respective groups of friends, the two meet and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

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"What's depressing about From Justin to Kelly, whose title seems to refer to the text messages he sends her, is that it's been made without a lick of love, skill, or, apparently, money."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"How bad is From Justin to Kelly? Set in Miami during spring break, it's like Grease: The Next Generation acted out by the food-court staff at SeaWorld."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Fans may enjoy their Idol songs and parents may appreciate its wholesomeness, but there's little else to recommend in this throwback to the '60s Beach Blanket movies."
‑ M. K. Terrell, Christian Science Monitor
"Television propelled teen idolatry -- the kind that Moses would probably have disapproved -- gets its ugly comeuppance..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The movie is billed as a romantic musical comedy. You coulda fooled me."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Easily the worst beach movie ever made."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Having won first and second place in some sort of TV talent show, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini get to play movie star, a bonus all America should immediately vote to have removed from the prize bin."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"From Justin to Kelly is a musical so pedestrian it trips over its feet every time someone breaks into song or dance."
‑ Robert Wilonsky, New Times
"This is such a manipulative product placing piece of dribble that it reeks of failure."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Watching them lock lips feels like incest propaganda: Justin and Kelly are offspring of the same publicity machinery, after all"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"More than anything, From Justin To Kelly needs Simon Cowell."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"One of the worst movies you'll ever see -- but it's still not worth seeing."
‑ Heather Havrilesky,
"Idol film expands 15 minutes of fame."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Is it too late to vote them off? For once, we don't have to tell you how bad a film is... you knew before they made it."
‑ David Foucher, EDGE Boston
"From Justin to Kelly is bad, but Glitter is still worse because Glitter thinks it's a great movie."
‑ Stephen Himes, Film Snobs
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